In his remarks, Director of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports Tran The Thuan said the occasion marks a strategic turning point in the resistance war against the U.S.

At the opening ceremony of the exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City on January 4

Despite failing to achieve its ultimate goal, it truly dealt a “thunder-like” blow to the U.S.’s “local war” strategy and attracted global attention, forcing the U.S. administration to deescalate the war and resign itself to taking part in the Paris peace talks. It also opened up conditions and opportunities for following attacks, the peak of which was the great victory in  Spring 1975 that successfully wrapped up the resistance war against the U.S., liberated the South, and reunified Vietnam, he noted.

He added 55 years have passed, but the fight remains a demonstration of the revolutionary traditions of the Party organization, administration, and people of Ho Chi Minh City.

The exhibition is concurrently taking place at Lam Son Park, Dong Khoi street, and Thong Nhat (Reunification) Hall.

It will last through January 15.

Source: VNA